Benefit News


Help Heal Veterans donates craft kits to VA hospitals to help provide activities for Veterans who are alone

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today Help Heal Veterans has provided nearly 50,000 craft kits, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, to more than 90 VA facilities for Veterans who are isolated.


Big changes coming to Army procedure for recovering lost or damaged property

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 - The procedure to recover lost or damaged property is going digital on an Army-wide basis today, thanks to an innovation by the Minnesota National Guard to improve its stewardship of property.


COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, July 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2020 - The Secretary of Defense recently signed a memo, moving to a conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel. Today’s installation status update provides the status of travel restrictions for DOD Installations, facilities, and locations with greater than 1,000 DOD personnel assigned. Installations, facilities, and locations that have met the criteria set forth in the memo are indicated by “yes” in the Travel Restrictions Lifted column.


Army revamps business approach

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 - The Army is overhauling how it does business behind the scenes in order to operate at the speed of conflict during the information age, said the top Army finance official, who outlined plans for a new business system slated to impact modernization efforts by 2027.


Packing Up and Moving with TRICARE

Falls Church, VA, July 1, 2020 - Does your family have permanent change of station, or PCS, orders to move to a new location this summer? According to the Department of Defense (DoD) website, the DoD moves more families than any other organization in the U.S. Whether you’re moving on government orders or on your own, you may have a lot of questions, including what will happen to your health care. Don’t worry, your TRICARE coverage moves with you. However, moving may change your TRICARE health plan options. And, as you prepare to move, the Military Health System encourages you to take measures to protect your wellness.


VA launches COVID-19 screening tool

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the launching of a digital COVID-19 screening tool to streamline Veteran access to medical care during the coronavirus pandemic.